CAST: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Gaia Weiss DIRECTOR: Rupert Goold
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer."
It's a revelatory biopic with brains, heart and courage.Mara Reinstein, Billboard
Zellweger... subsumes herself completely in the role, without ever tipping over into some kind of gestural Judy drag.Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
The best thing about Judy, perhaps, is that while it focuses overly on the tragedy of her late career... it is nevertheless a compelling document of a woman who constantly gave of herself.K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair